On Thursday, October 5, people all across the United States (currently 115 cities will have marches) will be staying home from work or school and gathering to protest the corrupt and illegal policies of the Bush administration. I intend to stay home from work that day and attend the local events here in Albany, NY. To see if events are taking place where you live, check here.
This country is being led down a dangerous path by George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, John Ashcroft and and all the other co-conspirators in the administration who are trying to impose their fascist views upon this once-great land. If you think this is an exaggeration, look at the facts: War, deceptions, illegal wiretrapping, torture, war profiteering by friends and companies who support the Bush regime, stolen elections, corruption, suppression of civil rights, and the list goes on and on.
And the danger may not end even if the Republicans should lose control of either the House of Representatives or Senate in the upcoming November elections. Or even after Bush is no longer in the White House. The laws being passed and the practices being put into place won't stop just because a new administration comes into power. Let's face the truth--the Democrats haven't exactly been putting up much of a fight against the policies and practices of the administration. Most of them voted for the war in Iraq and for many of the other laws being pushed through Congress that restrict the rights of all Americans and violate the Constitution.
But perhaps if enough citizens take to the streets and show that we are no longer going to sit idly by and watch while our freedoms are being taken away, one-by-one, maybe, just maybe, the politicians will wake up from their stupor and realize that they had better start to listen to the will of the people.
Isn't missing one day at work or at school worth it to preserve the freedoms promised to you in the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution?
I think it is.